Overtimes it has come to my understanding that human beings have the tendency to exhibit madness (not mad per se, but to be mentally disorganized or disturbed) as a result of what they have gone through, currently going through or what they are going to go through. In so many ways, we are faced with different challenges ranging from money, food, shelter and many other wants that are insatiable. The consequences of the non-availability of some of these desires by man are responsible for man’s pain, anxiety or restlessness.
What is pain? There are 2 angles to explaining pain in this message. Simply, pain is anything that can make one to be uncomfortable, hyper-sensitive, depressed, you can add your own. The angles of pain under consideration are ‘physical and psychological.’ Physical pain is when you are injured or wounded which could lead to serious health concern; or when you are terribly sick. The other one—psychological—this is concerned with your psyche, emotion, well-being, relationship with others etc. They are the determinants of how well or sane you are. They determine your psychological stability. When all these are gone, prepare for disaster. The end product of psychological pain is usually trauma or stress or restlessness in addition with hopelessness, chaos, conflict, crisis, hatred, and death. Normally, physical pain seems to be the most severe, but psychological pain is worse. Man may become a living-dead body as a result of this pain.
Pain is a burden. It kills! Pain can be so terrible sometimes. There are unspoken pains that are within. They are hidden in the heart. Tears may not even quantify how pained you are. You constantly cry within, groaning about your situation. When the pain gets to the extreme, there’s tendency to commit suicide by some people because it is no longer bearable. At this point, what you need to do is to surrender your mind and heart to God to have a safe landing with your predicaments. If you allow the devil to handle your mind/heart at this period, I’m afraid, the unexpected may occur.
To be candid, it’s not easy to bear one’s pain (burden) either physical or psychological. One needs help. Every one of us is currently going through a pain right now, but don’t be demoralized because there’s hope, there is a solution. The solution is JESUS! You may argue with me that, will Jesus come down to help my situation? Well, don’t panic, don’t be confused. The Scripture says cast all your care upon him because He cares (1 Peter 5:7). Yours is to cast your cares on Him and see what happens next. Just believe this word of hope and do what is right. He never fails!
You may have lost someone, you may have no food on your table, you may have no money to pay your school fees, you may be sick in your body, and you may have no place of abode and many more issues of life that makes you sad. Help has finally come because JESUS is here. Jesus knows your pain even before you say it in prayers. He sees each tear that falls down from your eyes (Psalm 56:8). He is around to correct every wrong path or parts of your life. He is longing for you to give relief and peace to every of your storm. Let Him know your pain. Don’t prevent Him from helping you.
Remember that Jesus is at the door of your heart. His eyes are not blind to your predicaments, neither is His hand too short to rescue you (Isaiah 59:1). He is the all-sufficient, the only one who can give you sufficiency and contentment in all things. Don’t let any of your misfortune (pains) stop you from moving on with your life. And don’t let it stop you from being great in life. Test and see? And you will see that our God is good. God is good all the time and every time of life He is equally good.
Paitor Odun is an advocate of good news and a praise and worship leader.
As a kid, he was an active member of a children group involved in the spread of the gospel. He attempts to bring back that zeal through this platform. Feedback—firstname.lastname@example.org